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a seaport in and the capital of Gironde, in SW France, on the Garonne River.
any of various wines produced in the region surrounding Bordeaux, especially claret.
Bordeaux mixture.
an estuary in SW France, formed by the junction of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. 45 miles (72 km) long.
a department in SW France. 4141 sq. mi. (10,725 sq. km).
Capital: Bordeaux.
the Gironde, the party of the Girondists.
Contemporary Examples

Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards Clive Irving August 30, 2014
Taste Off: Super Bowl State Wines From Colorado and Washington Jordan Salcito January 31, 2014
French President Francois Hollande’s Inability to Tie a Necktie Earns France’s Scorn Tracy McNicoll November 9, 2012
Paula Deen, Teflon Chef Winston Ross June 20, 2013
Azzedine Alaïa Retrospective Opens at Palais Galliera in Paris Sarah Moroz September 26, 2013

Historical Examples

The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
The Works of Whittier, Volume I (of VII) John Greenleaf Whittier
The Story of London Henry B. Wheatley
The Harbor Ernest Poole
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Robert Louis Stevenson

a port in SW France, on the River Garonne: a major centre of the wine trade. Pop: 215 363 (1999)
any of several red, white, or rosé wines produced around Bordeaux
a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: Bordeaux. Pop: 1 330 683 (2003 est). Area: 10 726 sq km (4183 sq miles)
an estuary in SW France, formed by the confluence of the Rivers Garonne and Dordogne. Length: 72 km (45 miles)
Bordeaux [(bawr-doh)]

Note: The region around Bordeaux is known for its wine.


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